Reformed Church of Latin America

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The Reformed Church of Latin America (In Spanish the Iglesia Reformada Latino Americana) is a confessional Reformed and Presbyterian church in Colombia and the Caribbean and the surrounding Latin American countries.

Origin[edit]

The year of 1997 gathered in the home of Rev. Rafael Leal, Pastor James Leal and Milton Nunez to organise a Reformed church. This was the beginning of a Reformed faith. Later more churches were organised in Santa Marta in addition of founding the Providence Christian Home.[1]

In Colombia the church is called the Evangelical Presbyterian Reformed Church (Iglesia Reformada Evangélica Presbiteriana de Colombia), it has 7 congregations in Bogota, Santa Marta and Barranquilla. In 1992 PCA missionaries arrived in Bogota to plant a church. In the beginnings there were more English speaking people then Spanish. In 1993 Pastor Strumbeck handled the church. A new Church, Cristo Redentor was opened in 1997. In 2001 the first Colombian native pastor was ordained, the same year a request was received from Rafael Leal, pastor of the Reformed Church of the Rock Latin American in Barranquilla, and the Jaime Leal, pastor of a church in Santa Marta to join a provisional Presbytery. After training and examination they were received into the church. In 2004 a request was received from pastor Torres from Santa Marta to train and he was ordained in 2005.,[1][2] and consist of two presbyteries, the Central Reformed Presbytery, and the Reformed Presbytery in Caribbean.[3][4]

The Caribbean Reformed Presbytery consist of 2 officially established churches, and 7 missions, a Theological Seminary and 3 schools.[5][6]

Interchurch organisations[edit]

Reformed Church in Latin America is a member of the World Reformed Fellowship.[7]

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